CanPower is designed for skaters, Skaters may be any age and must have previous skating experience that equates to Stage 4 in CanSkate or higher. All PowerSkate participants must have hockey skates, and helmet. Full equipment is optional.

This program focuses on balance, control and agility skills including components of power and speed. Skating skills, techniques and performance drills are taught in a progressive format by Skate Canada coaches certified through the NCCP to enhance the skating ability required in game situations.

The curriculum is presented in three progressive levels complete with its own awards to encourage participation and motivate skaters. CanPower has been designed to run concurrently with CanSkate sessions.